Are my supplements Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 12, 2011 at 5:11 PM

So...I've been strict Paleo for about a month. I'm still taking the same supplements prior to going Paleo.

This is what I'm taking (is it enough, it is too much, it is bad?)

1) 600 mcg's of Source Natural's Biotin per day (for hair loss, skin health, and nail health)

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, and magnesium stearate.

2) 1000mg of VegLife Red Marine Calcium daily (to supplement for my no-dairy diet)

Red Marine Calcium is derived from mineralized red algae harvested from waters off the Western Irish coast. Rich in bioactive calcium, it contains up to 70 naturally-occurring essential trace minerals intended to provided support for bone health.

Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Source), Acacia and Silica.

3) Country Life Daily Total One Multivitamin with Iron once daily

Here are the specs for the multi:

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Other ingredients: Cellulose (capsule shell), cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, dicalcium phosphate, citric acid.

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on July 12, 2011
at 05:48 PM

I think if you eat a balanced paleo diet you wouldn't need to take these.. especially the calcium, if you are not eating grains then you don't need as much calcium. mark sisson says it better in this video. http://www.youtube.com/user/MarksDailyApple?blend=4&ob=5#p/u/48/LgcPEchMc2A


on July 14, 2011
at 07:53 AM

Based upon what I've learned about the paleo diet and traditional Chinese medicine, I would say the only truly paleo supplements are food and herbs. You can get anything you need from food though.

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